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R Smith, G Tiso Sep/1961

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Phil_Brock 7 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Starting crack on first can be very wet, pushing you right onto drier but featureless slab - friction smears and no gear although it eases as you go up. Crux on first pitch needs a small cam (I used black totem, DMM 00 may fit) or small (and slightly suspect nuts) to protect the friction dependent crux - tricky when your shoes are wet! Definitely feels like 5a. Second pitch can be absolutely soaking wet and there is loose rock and plenty of dirt / grass.
 
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βeta: Starting crack on first can be very wet, pushing you right onto drier but featureless slab - friction smears and no gear although it eases as you go up. Crux on first pitch needs a small cam (I used black totem, DMM 00 may fit) or small (and slightly suspect nuts) to protect the friction dependent crux - tricky when your shoes are wet! Definitely feels like 5a. Second pitch can be absolutely soaking wet and there is loose rock and plenty of dirt / grass.
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Hidden 26 Aug AltLd O/S
A Reid 25 Aug AltLd
with Steven Andrews
with Steven Andrews
Steven Andrews 25 Aug AltLd
with Alex
with Alex
masa-alpin 3 Aug AltLd O/S I lead P1, 3, 5, and Fiona did P2, 4. Fantastic route!! Perhaps the best VS I have done anywhere. P3 was amazing and it just kept coming, and P1 and P4 were very good. It was wet in places, but wet patches (surprisingly) didn't get in the way, except for the opening moves of P1 and some parts of P2. It started sunny, and then dark cloud spread eventually, though it didn't rain (at least till we got back to the carpark).
with Fiona M
I lead P1, 3, 5, and Fiona did P2, 4. Fantastic route!! Perhaps the best VS I have done anywhere. P3 was amazing and it just kept coming, and P1 and P4 were very good. It was wet in places, but wet patches (surprisingly) didn't get in the way, except for the opening moves of P1 and some parts of P2. It started sunny, and then dark cloud spread eventually, though it didn't rain (at least till we got back to the carpark).
with Fiona M
Gavin McColl 23 Jul AltLd β Led 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th. 3rd was the crux for me although the 1st pitch was very tricky as it was completely saturated. The rest of the route was moderately dry throughout. This is my first VS mountain multipitch. Pink corner on the 3rd pitch is pretty spicey and some moves are tricky! Really enjoyed this route in a fantastic location.
Led 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th. 3rd was the crux for me although the 1st pitch was very tricky as it was completely saturated. The rest of the route was moderately dry throughout. This is my first VS mountain multipitch. Pink corner on the 3rd pitch is pretty spicey and some moves are tricky! Really enjoyed this route in a fantastic location.
Sarahcrowsley 16 Jul AltLd
with Lucy Dowland
with Lucy Dowland
Aleksandra J 6 Jul 2nd dnf
Phil_Brock 6 Jul Lead dnf Got half way up before retreating as the spotting rain turned into heavy drizzle. Route was wet enough already! Pitch 1 had to take some thin smears off the ground as main crack was drenched and slimy. No gear until just before the crux but moves much easier after about 3m. Crux felt 5a (party because of wet shoes as it's very friction dependent?) and both small wires I had weren't great. Got a totem black in a couple of moves in (00 DMM would fit in think) which made it easier to commit to the second half of sequence but still pretty thin! Would agree with other commenters on HVS. Second pitch was a water garden. Actually put my approach shoes back on to traverse up the grassy rake before heading up the line in the guide book which was much wetter and dirtier than it had looked from below. Bailed from the tat just below the second belay as the heavier rain made pitch 3 a bad idea. So no idea how good pitches 3&4 are but they must be brilliant to make up for that second pitch which would be garbage even in the dry (although quicker and safer garbage than in the soaking wet!). Will have to come back to find out ideally after a week of drier weather.
Got half way up before retreating as the spotting rain turned into heavy drizzle. Route was wet enough already! Pitch 1 had to take some thin smears off the ground as main crack was drenched and slimy. No gear until just before the crux but moves much easier after about 3m. Crux felt 5a (party because of wet shoes as it's very friction dependent?) and both small wires I had weren't great. Got a totem black in a couple of moves in (00 DMM would fit in think) which made it easier to commit to the second half of sequence but still pretty thin! Would agree with other commenters on HVS. Second pitch was a water garden. Actually put my approach shoes back on to traverse up the grassy rake before heading up the line in the guide book which was much wetter and dirtier than it had looked from below. Bailed from the tat just below the second belay as the heavier rain made pitch 3 a bad idea. So no idea how good pitches 3&4 are but they must be brilliant to make up for that second pitch which would be garbage even in the dry (although quicker and safer garbage than in the soaking wet!). Will have to come back to find out ideally after a week of drier weather.
Mark Reed 27 Jun AltLd
el diablo ?? -
skinne 24 Aug, 2018 AltLd dnf Hmm... Very Severe indeed! I got the first pitch, which had slime on the start, making it an awkward set of smeary high-steps to get going. Then the entry into the 'whaleback' proved a bit too bold for my liking on the day (read as: I didn't feel like risking a long granite slide that day) so, I quested upwards to the left to a crescent shaped overlapping expando-flake. Two tricky undercling moves saw me to the top of the buttress. Note that the peg mentioned for the belay in the guidebook is in the gully on the right side of the whaleback. It then started raining, and Martyn took the next pitch, straight through the blocky, slimy waterfall. Both John and I fell prey to the increasing torrent and got our tops filled with icy water via our sleeves. If it had been only cold, or wet, we would have carried on, but the combination did not hold appeal, especially when we discovered someone else's abseil tat below the second belay. Worth backing up as the cord is threaded around the base of a detached block. A huge block, but detached, and on sloping rock... Then the rain got heavier and turned into hail on the way down, oh joy!
with John A, Martyn
Hmm... Very Severe indeed! I got the first pitch, which had slime on the start, making it an awkward set of smeary high-steps to get going. Then the entry into the 'whaleback' proved a bit too bold for my liking on the day (read as: I didn't feel like risking a long granite slide that day) so, I quested upwards to the left to a crescent shaped overlapping expando-flake. Two tricky undercling moves saw me to the top of the buttress. Note that the peg mentioned for the belay in the guidebook is in the gully on the right side of the whaleback. It then started raining, and Martyn took the next pitch, straight through the blocky, slimy waterfall. Both John and I fell prey to the increasing torrent and got our tops filled with icy water via our sleeves. If it had been only cold, or wet, we would have carried on, but the combination did not hold appeal, especially when we discovered someone else's abseil tat below the second belay. Worth backing up as the cord is threaded around the base of a detached block. A huge block, but detached, and on sloping rock... Then the rain got heavier and turned into hail on the way down, oh joy!
with John A, Martyn
Hidden 24 Aug, 2018 2nd dnf
rashwell 7 Aug, 2018 Lead
with Jeannie
with Jeannie
Pauljames 25 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Trickynick 24 Jul, 2018 2nd
with Jonty
with Jonty
JMM 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd A great line, and almost all dry at present, but the climbing not as good as I was expecting.....the main 4c pitch on Hell's Lump definitely better! The first pitch is bold, adequate gear if you have very small cams and micros, but that then blocks the finger pockets! I would give this HVS 5a----a big fall onto the slabs below distinctly possible if you fluff the moves or don't get the gear right. The rest is VS, P3 sustained. Some of the nicest climbing is P4 4b actually.
A great line, and almost all dry at present, but the climbing not as good as I was expecting.....the main 4c pitch on Hell's Lump definitely better! The first pitch is bold, adequate gear if you have very small cams and micros, but that then blocks the finger pockets! I would give this HVS 5a----a big fall onto the slabs below distinctly possible if you fluff the moves or don't get the gear right. The rest is VS, P3 sustained. Some of the nicest climbing is P4 4b actually.
Hidden 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Jasc 24 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Andy
with Andy
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 Lead
Hidden 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd
robertmichaellovell 18 Jul, 2018 AltLd Route 2/6 Classic Rock Cairngorm mission
with Oli W
Route 2/6 Classic Rock Cairngorm mission
with Oli W
Simonfarfaraway 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Great route! Agree with Shaw first pitch a little bold and poky for VS. 3rd pitch amazing.
with loz
Great route! Agree with Shaw first pitch a little bold and poky for VS. 3rd pitch amazing.
with loz
wookie667 5 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S did pitches 1 and 3 and last pitch. we went off route near top think we were on the alternative pitch of hellfire corner.
with Barnett
did pitches 1 and 3 and last pitch. we went off route near top think we were on the alternative pitch of hellfire corner.
with Barnett
CacCarnBeag 30 Jun, 2018 AltLd Very hard for VS - struggled a lot
Very hard for VS - struggled a lot
SamP88 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S With Cambridge (1, 3 and 5) Sam (2 and 4)
With Cambridge (1, 3 and 5) Sam (2 and 4)
jgardiner 29 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Led pitches 1, 3 and 5.
with SamP88
Led pitches 1, 3 and 5.
with SamP88
Ulgrid 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd
Andy Moles 30 May, 2018 Lead Guiding
with Justine
Guiding
with Justine
meanderthal 28 May, 2018 AltLd 3 days in the sun, wild camping and climbing some excellent routes in the cairngorms.
3 days in the sun, wild camping and climbing some excellent routes in the cairngorms.
WillHempstead 28 May, 2018 AltLd Lead first and third pitch, good moves traversing onto the route due to snow on the start. Third pitch is really good
with Mairi
Lead first and third pitch, good moves traversing onto the route due to snow on the start. Third pitch is really good
with Mairi
Hannah Moulton 28 May, 2018 AltLd
Jimbo12c ??, 2018 -
Cwallace ??, 2018 -
Eddie Harrison ??, 2018 2nd O/S
genghis76 2 Sep, 2017 -
with leonide
with leonide
Hidden 1 Sep, 2017 AltLd
iainballantyne 1 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Tom Seccombe 18 Aug, 2017 Lead dog In Boots, in heavy rain. Climbed a super slipery water full meant french free for most of the pitches.
In Boots, in heavy rain. Climbed a super slipery water full meant french free for most of the pitches.
maxf 24 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with MARCUS
with MARCUS
rmleatherby 16 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S Weeping rock with weather closing in
Weeping rock with weather closing in
nextural 16 Jul, 2017 2nd Complete with waterfalls and shifting slime
Complete with waterfalls and shifting slime
mark-abz 16 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Michael H - AMC, Greg B - AMC
with Michael H - AMC, Greg B - AMC
benclimbing 3 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
jonskippy 3 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S A bit of a hail shower slowed progress but a great route.
A bit of a hail shower slowed progress but a great route.
onlyfoddington 29 May, 2017 AltLd dnf The first pitch felt technically hard for 4c (Ian led). I then went wandering to avoid the wetness, only it started raining and we retreated from the end of pitch 2. We even got a trundle.
with ian d f
The first pitch felt technically hard for 4c (Ian led). I then went wandering to avoid the wetness, only it started raining and we retreated from the end of pitch 2. We even got a trundle.
with ian d f
ian d f 29 May, 2017 AltLd dnf rained off
rained off
avmpsycho 27 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with Maria Koc, James Buckley
with Maria Koc, James Buckley
Captain Solo 27 May, 2017 Solo rpt
j.buckley87 27 May, 2017 Lead First pitch felt technically the hardest and 3rd was good holds and good gear all the way, absoluelty devine.
First pitch felt technically the hardest and 3rd was good holds and good gear all the way, absoluelty devine.
MakiMaria 27 May, 2017 2nd
steve prior 12 May, 2017 AltLd
with Roger C
with Roger C
nuts and bolts ??, 2017 -
graemew ??, 2017 -
Lawrie Brand 19 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt
with Robin Jeffery
with Robin Jeffery
Ste Ridd 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd Proper big mountain route!
Proper big mountain route!
manmike 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd What a route! Sunshine all day! Forgot climbing shoes but approach shoes nae problem.
What a route! Sunshine all day! Forgot climbing shoes but approach shoes nae problem.
Hidden 17 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
EmmaAtkinson 7 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S P2 & 4
P2 & 4
Hidden 7 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
oliverk 27 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Lucy
with Lucy
wardt_88 18 Aug, 2016 2nd
Hidden 16 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
jack morris 94 ??, 2016 -
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
mountain musher ??, 2016 AltLd
iainpowell ??, 2016 -
beds74 18 Oct, 2015 AltLd I did 1st/3rd pitches (4C) First pitches crack was soaking/cold on hands. Groove/crack hard to see from below, and was most definitely top end 5a (that was dry) HVS gear at best in groove/start of crack. (crux) Pitch 2 was soaking/miserable. Crack pitch was excellent but sustained (5a everywhere else) top pitch weird/rambling. Another characterful 'Classic' route!
with Colin Dyer
I did 1st/3rd pitches (4C) First pitches crack was soaking/cold on hands. Groove/crack hard to see from below, and was most definitely top end 5a (that was dry) HVS gear at best in groove/start of crack. (crux) Pitch 2 was soaking/miserable. Crack pitch was excellent but sustained (5a everywhere else) top pitch weird/rambling. Another characterful 'Classic' route!
with Colin Dyer
Colin Dyer 18 Oct, 2015 AltLd Wet. Very "classic"
with beds74
Wet. Very "classic"
with beds74
Dougbart 10 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with matt
with matt
CurlyStevo 4 Oct, 2015 AltLd Lead pitch 3 as a party of 3. Really quite a nice route, worth 2 stars for the climbing IMO with a brilliant aspect. Pitch 3 is awesome, the only cairngroms granite pitch I've done that's better is scabbard pitch 2. Everything was dry bar a few avoidable minor seeps on pitch 1 and 2 and the turf which also could be avoided in the main.
Lead pitch 3 as a party of 3. Really quite a nice route, worth 2 stars for the climbing IMO with a brilliant aspect. Pitch 3 is awesome, the only cairngroms granite pitch I've done that's better is scabbard pitch 2. Everything was dry bar a few avoidable minor seeps on pitch 1 and 2 and the turf which also could be avoided in the main.
Ian Jones 4 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S Fairly fucking awful. Slabby and sketchy with grass and wetness. Pitch 1 HVS 5a *. Pitch 2 Bag of...... Pitch 2 hard ** Pitch 3 pleasant * Pitch 4 pleasant.
with Stephen Holmes, Tim Elson
Fairly fucking awful. Slabby and sketchy with grass and wetness. Pitch 1 HVS 5a *. Pitch 2 Bag of...... Pitch 2 hard ** Pitch 3 pleasant * Pitch 4 pleasant.
with Stephen Holmes, Tim Elson
Hidden 3 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
dave o 3 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Nice. Crackin 3rd pitch
with DavyDee
Nice. Crackin 3rd pitch
with DavyDee
DundeeDave 2 Oct, 2015 AltLd dog Gorgeous summer day at the start of October. Route was dry.
Gorgeous summer day at the start of October. Route was dry.
JoeMortimer 30 Sep, 2015 AltLd Lead P1, P3 and P5. Great climb.
Lead P1, P3 and P5. Great climb.
Fat Andy Heff 30 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
Mark Stevenson 28 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Jenny Hall 30 Aug, 2015 2nd
Louis Hume 30 Aug, 2015 Lead
Mackinclimb 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd
arrang 20 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd
Small and weak 3 Jul, 2015 AltLd
QuicNic 27 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S Crag still very wet. I led first, third and fifth pitches. First half of first was still under snow. The move onto the whaleback was hard due to wet rock. 2nd pitch was very very wet. 3rd and crux pitch started dry but got wetter until running water at the steepest point! Was hard in these conditions but the gear is excellent. Last two pitches were drier. Last pitch gear becomes thin. Not sure we enjoyed it and would be good to do it in the dry! At least it wasn't raining....much.
Crag still very wet. I led first, third and fifth pitches. First half of first was still under snow. The move onto the whaleback was hard due to wet rock. 2nd pitch was very very wet. 3rd and crux pitch started dry but got wetter until running water at the steepest point! Was hard in these conditions but the gear is excellent. Last two pitches were drier. Last pitch gear becomes thin. Not sure we enjoyed it and would be good to do it in the dry! At least it wasn't raining....much.
plain kitten ??, 2015 -
CaelanB 12 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S led pitches 2 and 4, joe merged pitches 5 & 6
led pitches 2 and 4, joe merged pitches 5 & 6
Alastair MacSween 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5. Pitch 2 was very wet. Overall a well deserved 3 stars.
with Phil Warriner
Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5. Pitch 2 was very wet. Overall a well deserved 3 stars.
with Phil Warriner
Samuel Wainwright 2 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/clean-sweep-snatching-last-of-summer.html
with Dave
http://wainwrightclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/clean-sweep-snatching-last-of-summer.html
with Dave
Nemo9 2 Sep, 2014 AltLd
with Sam
with Sam
OwenF ?Sep, 2014 Lead
with Sophia
with Sophia
Mark D 28 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Midges. Never very hard, pitch 3 was good, so many holds everywhere, some hidden. Classic rock grade of HS seems more appropriate!
with Dave Duggan
Midges. Never very hard, pitch 3 was good, so many holds everywhere, some hidden. Classic rock grade of HS seems more appropriate!
with Dave Duggan
MrRiley 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S Pitches 1,3 and 4 utterly superb! Pitch 3 was very sustained but well protected. Did this and Auld Nick before the rain hit!
with Ben, Richard Hines
Pitches 1,3 and 4 utterly superb! Pitch 3 was very sustained but well protected. Did this and Auld Nick before the rain hit!
with Ben, Richard Hines
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
Nigel Bond 22 Jul, 2014 Lead
with Colin Hutton
with Colin Hutton
Graham Westbrook 17 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Half of the 1st pitch still covered in snow. Bet wet in places but still a fantastic route!
Half of the 1st pitch still covered in snow. Bet wet in places but still a fantastic route!
mjackson 17 Jun, 2014 -
mattkemp70 ?Jun, 2014 AltLd
with Westy
with Westy
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 20 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
John Workman 10 Aug, 2013 Lead Third time for me, first being fifteen? years ago. Still as good as ever though.
with Apprentice
Third time for me, first being fifteen? years ago. Still as good as ever though.
with Apprentice
Hidden 10 Aug, 2013 AltLd dnf
ChristineR 4 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
with ieuan, seamus
with ieuan, seamus
Shea 4 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Wow. Started off too late and had a wee bit of an epic. Topped out at 1 am after dropping my belay device, going off route, only having one headtorch (which broke, dur), leading every pitch, and considering sleeping on the ledge 10 meters from the top. Stunning starry sky, after getting back to the car at 3am mother nature decided to reward our efforts with some northern lights. Not a climb I'm going to forget soon. For anyone reading the guidbook when it says traverse and follow a wandering route for 25 meters as the second last pitch, this means traverse only to the nose to the right of you and then go straight up. Don't keep traversing unless you can lead E1!
Wow. Started off too late and had a wee bit of an epic. Topped out at 1 am after dropping my belay device, going off route, only having one headtorch (which broke, dur), leading every pitch, and considering sleeping on the ledge 10 meters from the top. Stunning starry sky, after getting back to the car at 3am mother nature decided to reward our efforts with some northern lights. Not a climb I'm going to forget soon. For anyone reading the guidbook when it says traverse and follow a wandering route for 25 meters as the second last pitch, this means traverse only to the nose to the right of you and then go straight up. Don't keep traversing unless you can lead E1!
ieuanr 4 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S Topped out at 1am..... a lot of loose rock on pitch 2. Think we traversed too far right on the penultimate pitch. Ended up on the wrong "grassy ledge" which added another pitch to reach the summit. Saw the northern lights when walking off.
Topped out at 1am..... a lot of loose rock on pitch 2. Think we traversed too far right on the penultimate pitch. Ended up on the wrong "grassy ledge" which added another pitch to reach the summit. Saw the northern lights when walking off.
planetmarshall 3 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S A bit wet and windy, but fantastic climb. No one else to be seen.
A bit wet and windy, but fantastic climb. No one else to be seen.
james1978 3 Aug, 2013 AltLd pitch 3 is a belter.
pitch 3 is a belter.
Hidden 29 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
BallsOfSteel 13 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 11 Jul, 2013 -
donas 9 Jul, 2013 AltLd
Mapleleaf 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Jim Hall
with Jim Hall
Hidden 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2013 AltLd
SUColdo ?Jul, 2013 AltLd
Josiemc ?Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
ferdia 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Luke Partridge, Anna Busche
with Luke Partridge, Anna Busche
Hidden ??, 2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 6 Sep, 2012 AltLd dnf
Drmikew 5 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
alan moore ?Sep, 2012 AltLd A southerly gale roared through the Cairngorms and held off the rain for a few hours. A good route, awkward in places and very classic.
A southerly gale roared through the Cairngorms and held off the rain for a few hours. A good route, awkward in places and very classic.
annep 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd 2nd/lead/lead/2nd/2nd
with George
2nd/lead/lead/2nd/2nd
with George
barney_edin 18 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Led pitches 1,2 & 5. Pitch 2 very wet, so followed different line.
with Mehmet
Led pitches 1,2 & 5. Pitch 2 very wet, so followed different line.
with Mehmet
Pete23 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
with Stephen Mors
Hidden 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
PeteLoveless 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd rpt Led P3&4. Pitch 3 awesome.
with Ben Gibson
Led P3&4. Pitch 3 awesome.
with Ben Gibson
morsy 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd
with peter berwick
with peter berwick
Gibson27 ?Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Lead pitches 1,2 & 5. Great wee route.
Lead pitches 1,2 & 5. Great wee route.
SnowdonGypsy ?Aug, 2012 -
Laurence Cowton 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd 1st pitch felt fairly run out, and the 3rd pretty hard for VS. Went off route for the top to pitches onto very rotten rock! Only the second pitch was wet, but that could be avoided.
with Job
1st pitch felt fairly run out, and the 3rd pretty hard for VS. Went off route for the top to pitches onto very rotten rock! Only the second pitch was wet, but that could be avoided.
with Job
Hidden 27 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Patzl ??, 2012 -
Patzl ??, 2012 -
matt perks ??, 2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??, 2012 -
Steven Carter ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Patzl ??, 2012 -
freudy_love 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S The corner/crack pitch (3rd) is one of the best pitches of climbing you will ever do!
with Stewart Munro
The corner/crack pitch (3rd) is one of the best pitches of climbing you will ever do!
with Stewart Munro
telemarker 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead P2 & P4. Great route in stunning weather, was even getting nibbled by midges there was so little wind. P3 is probably the best pitch I had climbed so far.
Lead P2 & P4. Great route in stunning weather, was even getting nibbled by midges there was so little wind. P3 is probably the best pitch I had climbed so far.
mulletcocktail2000 13 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf piss wet. a snorkel and wet suit would have been good!
with pete
piss wet. a snorkel and wet suit would have been good!
with pete
nowler 4 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S led even pitches, jr the odd pitches.
with JR
led even pitches, jr the odd pitches.
with JR
Anna_wells 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Tom _ Stork
with Tom _ Stork
jsrous 2 Jul, 2011 -
with Pete L
with Pete L
t_stork 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Anna Wells
with Anna Wells
PeteLoveless 2 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S I led P1,2,5, Jon 3&4
with jsrous
I led P1,2,5, Jon 3&4
with jsrous
Hidden 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 28 Jun, 2011 AltLd
D.Russell ?Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2011 AltLd O/S
erinbastian 29 Apr, 2011 AltLd
WilliamBurnside ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
brianrunner ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
cuthill76 28 Jul, 2010 Lead Wet and damp, very tough for the grade given the conditions. 1st pitch, bold had to start up the slab to the right. 3rd pitch the crux and was very wet. 4th pitch was difficult to route find and also seemed harder than 4b. A classic in a great location.
Wet and damp, very tough for the grade given the conditions. 1st pitch, bold had to start up the slab to the right. 3rd pitch the crux and was very wet. 4th pitch was difficult to route find and also seemed harder than 4b. A classic in a great location.
Hidden 20 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Chris wilson 26 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S thought this was a tough mountain VS, 1st pitch is bold and the 3rd is very sustained, take plenty of quickdraws for this one, i ran out on pitch 3.
with Allan
thought this was a tough mountain VS, 1st pitch is bold and the 3rd is very sustained, take plenty of quickdraws for this one, i ran out on pitch 3.
with Allan
Shaw Brown 21 Sep, 2009 Lead Great route. Nice and dry for us, thought the first pitch where it goes up the centre of the pillar was a bit pokey for VS, particuarly if you do not have small friends.
with loz01
Great route. Nice and dry for us, thought the first pitch where it goes up the centre of the pillar was a bit pokey for VS, particuarly if you do not have small friends.
with loz01
Lawrie Brand 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Pretty sustained 3rd pitch, nice
with Al Goodridge, jaybob
Pretty sustained 3rd pitch, nice
with Al Goodridge, jaybob
kevg 19 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Bit drizzly while we were climbing, but good climbing on the 3rd pitch.
with Pete M
Bit drizzly while we were climbing, but good climbing on the 3rd pitch.
with Pete M
auchtubhmor1 11 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Stunning route, Definately ***
Stunning route, Definately ***
jimorothy 10 Sep, 2009 AltLd Pess wet thru - throughout.Pitch 3 is like Apollo Creed: just keeps hitting you over and over again, rightly the crux, despite the technical 5a-ish demands of pitch 1. Had Anvil's Metal on Metal in my head for the whole climb: Fiercely fantastic!
with Rachel Crolla
Pess wet thru - throughout.Pitch 3 is like Apollo Creed: just keeps hitting you over and over again, rightly the crux, despite the technical 5a-ish demands of pitch 1. Had Anvil's Metal on Metal in my head for the whole climb: Fiercely fantastic!
with Rachel Crolla
Skinny Kin 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Making up my own 2nd pitch. Good 5a worth of slab climbing. More interesting than the 4b way. Neil wasn't so keen on slab. I love it. The granite has superb friction.
Making up my own 2nd pitch. Good 5a worth of slab climbing. More interesting than the 4b way. Neil wasn't so keen on slab. I love it. The granite has superb friction.
liz-264 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd
simon_D 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S P4 is harder than 4b, the start over the bulges is quite bold. Good gear tho, nice route - not sure if it is deserved of 3 stars (2 more like). The crux crack and fault of p3 are excellent.
with Dan
P4 is harder than 4b, the start over the bulges is quite bold. Good gear tho, nice route - not sure if it is deserved of 3 stars (2 more like). The crux crack and fault of p3 are excellent.
with Dan
HIGHTOWER 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S Top route. Fantastic day out.
with liz-264
Top route. Fantastic day out.
with liz-264
dgray455 5 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S Good climb. 1st and 3rd pitches are 2 star. These pitches seemed hard for the grade, with somewhat awkward moves but very enjoyable. The rest of the pitches are a bit dirty. Route finding is difficult, especially the 4th pitch. On pitch 4 trend right as much as possible, taking the easiest line. Descent is a walk off.
with Simon_d
Good climb. 1st and 3rd pitches are 2 star. These pitches seemed hard for the grade, with somewhat awkward moves but very enjoyable. The rest of the pitches are a bit dirty. Route finding is difficult, especially the 4th pitch. On pitch 4 trend right as much as possible, taking the easiest line. Descent is a walk off.
with Simon_d
chapmand 3 Jul, 2009 AltLd
Hidden 21 Jun, 2009 AltLd
tomdude 20 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S "prone to seepage"! pitch 2 and 3 very wet indeed but all very good. led 1,3,5.
with lawrence
"prone to seepage"! pitch 2 and 3 very wet indeed but all very good. led 1,3,5.
with lawrence
wence 20 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with tomdude
with tomdude
Hidden ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
Jamie Simpson - Alpine Dragons ??, 2009 - Bailed 1 pitch from the top, as the route became a waterfall
with Nick Collins
Bailed 1 pitch from the top, as the route became a waterfall
with Nick Collins
Hidden 26 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 Jul, 2008 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 31 May, 2008 AltLd O/S First pitch was banked out with snow, 2nd pitch was a bit wet but pitches 3 & 4 were lovely!
with Christian L
First pitch was banked out with snow, 2nd pitch was a bit wet but pitches 3 & 4 were lovely!
with Christian L
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Bob Makison
with Bob Makison
Hidden ??, 2008 -
tallthinmonkey 23 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Paul Raistrick
with Paul Raistrick
andymoin 9 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S Led pitches 2,4; 2,5 were wet. 3 has to be one of the best pitches I've climbed and 4 was pretty exceptional to, a route well deserving the title classic!
Led pitches 2,4; 2,5 were wet. 3 has to be one of the best pitches I've climbed and 4 was pretty exceptional to, a route well deserving the title classic!
RobScotland 8 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S Fairly easy for the grade. A very enjoyable route despite seepage today.
with Charlie Hill
Fairly easy for the grade. A very enjoyable route despite seepage today.
with Charlie Hill
Neil Mackenzie 8 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S did on typical grey wet 'gorms day.... led pitch 1, 3 (one of the best individual pitchs ive led!!) and 5. lots of water on route makin it all the more exciting!
did on typical grey wet 'gorms day.... led pitch 1, 3 (one of the best individual pitchs ive led!!) and 5. lots of water on route makin it all the more exciting!
richardlong78 ??, 2007 Lead
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
Captain Solo 15 Oct, 2006 AltLd
with Jim Moseley
with Jim Moseley
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 Lead
Chris L Hill ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Shaw
with Stuart Shaw
steev ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Jo B
with Jo B
Steve Lenartowicz ??, 2005 -
with John N
with John N
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S Wed before Arran
with Rebecca
Wed before Arran
with Rebecca
abbeywall ?Jun, 2004 AltLd
with D Cassidy, K
with D Cassidy, K
morbh 24 Aug, 2003 AltLd
with Colin & Sandy
with Colin & Sandy
Hidden ?Jul, 2003 AltLd O/S
Smelly Fox 24 Jun, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Luisa Giles
with Luisa Giles
Bob M 15 Jun, 2003 AltLd Stunning route, stunning location.
with Stewart Walker
Stunning route, stunning location.
with Stewart Walker
Jamie B ?Jun, 2003 AltLd Very good route indeed.
with Graham Foster
Very good route indeed.
with Graham Foster
Colin Mcgregor 28 Sep, 2002 Lead
with KenM
with KenM
wildrover220 25 Aug, 2001 AltLd O/S
with Brian McReadie
with Brian McReadie
jgordon75 12 Jun, 2001 AltLd Very wet
with kirk
Very wet
with kirk
Hidden ?Sep, 2000 AltLd
Chad123 ??, 2000 -
Lone Rider ??, 2000 -
graeme gatherer ??, 2000 -
Richard Weller 11 Jul, 1999 Lead
with Nick Cruden
with Nick Cruden
Bruce Kerr 30 Aug, 1998 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
with Jenny Kerr
Iain Thow 26 Sep, 1997 AltLd Led 1,3&5
with Liz Jolley
Led 1,3&5
with Liz Jolley
Hidden ??, 1997 -
colin milton 23 Aug, 1996 AltLd RP lead pitch 1 & 3
with eric milton
lead pitch 1 & 3
with eric milton
James Gordon ?Aug, 1996 -
Hidden ?May, 1996 AltLd
GordyB ??, 1996 -
IanMcC 16 Aug, 1995 AltLd
with JimSh
with JimSh
Hidden 16 Aug, 1995 AltLd
Hidden 5 Aug, 1995 AltLd
Yourlead 23 Jun, 1995 AltLd
with Graham Penny
with Graham Penny
Hidden ??, 1994 AltLd
Hidden 28 Sep, 1993 AltLd rpt
Iain Brown 8 Jun, 1993 -
with Colin
with Colin
CMacD ??, 1993 -
Hidden 18 Jun, 1992 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1992 -
kylo-342 ?Aug, 1991 AltLd
ChrisMarden ??, 1990 -
with Simon
with Simon
stuart100 ?Jun, 1988 Lead O/S
with Pete Goodwin
with Pete Goodwin
Hidden ??, 1985 AltLd
mark-abz 12 Aug, 1984 Lead
with Liam M
with Liam M
Hidden 16 Jul, 1984 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 1983 AltLd
andybirtwistle ?Jul, 1982 -
Martin Bennett 29 Aug, 1981 - A warmdown after Steeple!
with JD
A warmdown after Steeple!
with JD
johnkeith ??, 1979 Lead
with can't remember!
with can't remember!
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